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In other words, next time please explain WHY you want to do it like that. Otherwise, people who are willing to help might not understand why As for the question ...
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    In other words, next time please explain WHY you want to do it like that.
    Otherwise, people who are willing to help might not understand why

    As for the question you asked, have a look here: link.

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    Thanx for the link. I am facing another issue.
    When I edit the /etc/passwd am also asked to edit /etc/shadow and etc/group files. How to edit these files while creating a user.

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    /etc/shadow is the file that holds the encrypted version of the password, and I've no idea how you'd edit that by hand. To set this, log in as the user, and use the passwd command.

    /etc/group is the file that states which users are members of which groups. That one's easy to edit -- just go through it and add your user to the groups you'd like him/her to be a member of.
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